Thursday, 25 November 2010

XML vs the web...

According to James Clark, the web is winning. Or rather, JSON is winning.

[Speaking as someone who's spent a long time dealing with XML in programming and query languages, I'm not surprised. XML comes from good intentions, but what was delivered was broken. As Phil Wadler and Jerome Simeon put it:

So the essence of XML is this: the problem it solves is not hard, and it does not solve the problem well.


1 comment:

James said...

Sixty years of computer science - and the writing of lexers is beyond the state of the art.